• Floodplain Manager’s Notebook November 2015

    Date: November 2015

    Author: Quinn, Rebecca

    Publisher: Association of State Floodplain Managers

    Summary: Small towns cannot delegate full responsibility for floodplain management to another community. Interlocal agreements should be in writing and address designation of responsible parties on both sides; the town's higher standards (if any); and what happens when the agreement dissolves. Also, why it's important to correctly describe substantial improvement, rather than imply owners "cannot" exceed 50%. Highlighting the term "flood opening."

    Keywords: Floodplain management, Interlocal agreements, Substantial improvement, Flood opening, Delegation of authority

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